EasyJet to resume flights in UK and France next month with crew and passengers in masks – The Sun

EASYJET will resume a small number of flights in the UK and France next month with crew and passengers to wear masks.

The airline will restart the mainly domestic flights from 22 European airports from June 15.

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The airline said it is "introducing new measures to help ensure safety and wellbeing, including enhanced aircraft cleaning and disinfection and requirement for passengers and crew to wear masks".

They will serve a number of UK airports including Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Belfast.

In addition, flying will resume in France from Nice, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon and Lille, as well as from Geneva in Switzerland, Lisbon and Porto in Portugal, and Barcelona in Spain.

New safety measures:

  • Enhanced aircraft disinfection for easyJet aircraft
  • Customers, cabin and ground crew will be required to wear masks
  • There will also initially be no food service onboard flights

The airline had grounded their entire fleet at the end of March due to the pandemic.

And Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, said he was pleased to start taking the "small and carefully planned steps" to get the fleet back into the air.

He added: "We will continue to closely monitor the situation across Europe so that when more restrictions are lifted the schedule will continue to build over time to match demand while also ensuring we are operating efficiently and on routes that our customers want to fly.

"The safety and wellbeing of our customers and crew remains our highest priority which is why we are implementing a number of measures enhancing safety at each part of the journey from disinfecting the aircraft to requiring customers and crew to wear masks."

He said that the new measures would remain in place for "as long as needed".

During the lockdown period the fleet has been grounded the aircraft have been maintained in a flight ready condition to enable the airline to resume flights quickly at the right time.

The measures have been implemented in consultation with aviation authorities ICAO and EASA.

The airline has also already launched plans for summer holiday breaks in 2021.

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